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and some democrats when obama last year was criticizing the congress, democrats got a little upset at that. then obama said more republicans in congress because the senate is controlled by democrats and republicans control the house. so it is going to be, i think it will take some time and there will be some votes that republicans want. they want the assault weapons ban vote. this is such a big showdown between the nra and obama. obama didn't take on the nra in his first term. this will be a big, big battle. jon: as you point out, more than half of congress has an a-rating from the nra. >> yes. that's right. and that is a big problem for the white house. they know this is an uphill climb. they have other things on their plate. they have obviously got the debt debate. they have immigration reform. they want to get to energy. how many political capital is obama going to spend? we shall see. jon: that will be the interesting fight. bob cusack from "the hill.". >> thanks, jon. jenna: well the doctor is in now on a very small study offering what some say could be some encouraging news about aut
to our top story. we're awaiting president obama's new gun control proposals. the president is expected to caller to the most sweeping changes to gun laws in years, if not decades, prompting concerns among supporters of gun rights in this country. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm sure glad you're not stuck between two walls. that would put a damper on the show. jon: would make it difficult to get here and do the research. jenna: we'll try to get answers on that story. hi, i'm jenna lee. in less than an hour the president will outline his efforts to curb goon violence. he is expected to ask congress to ban military-style assault weapons. many of you have questions exactly what those weapons are. we'll talk a little bit about that in the program. also on the list, suggestion to ban high-capacity magazines as well. the white house also made it clear the president will act unilaterally where he can to achieve this agenda. this comes in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. a tragedy certainly no one wants repeated. how to prevent that type of
after the 2008 election hoping that obama could make a difference. millions of americans bought into the notion that he was somehow above partisan politics. four years later we all know better. what do you think about that, escrow? >> well, look, i think -- look, the country has become very polarized -- i mean it is, that's just the way it is. and both side can take some of the blame for that. i think on the issue of guns, though, jon, what is fascinating is the increase to do something about guns has happened across party lines, even in some of the polls this morning 18% more republicans, more republicans want to do something about gun control, or are more open to some of these bigger items, like an assault weapons ban, or universal background checks. so right now the feeling about doing something is going across party lines. still more republicans are defenders of the second amendment except they don't want to see something change. jon: we'll see if anything changes in this congress and with this administration. >> we sure will, jon. jenna: new fallout over the president's hea
his plan to curb gun violence to president obama tomorrow. one city is apparently not waiting around for washington act. chicago quickly becoming ground zero in the debate on gun control. that city saw more than 500 murders last year, prompting mayor rahm emanuel to take action with a gun control plan of his own. steve brown is live in chicago right now, but i guess mayor emanuel is not. he is in d.c. today suggesting democratic strategy to try to get gun control accomplished, is that right, steve? >> reporter: in a sense yes, it was part of the discussion at a public revent held in washington that mayor emanuel took part in. local press was made aware of it well in advance. it touches on the city's most dramatic problem which is gun violence in this city. you mentioned over 500 homicides. just this past weekend, three more homicides, two of them teachers, all gun related. emanuel suggested in the d.c. forum the best course of action for greater gun control measures is to force the house's hand. >> start in the senate. that is where you get your best leverage and clear the deck and h
'll continue to do that for the next four years and i think we are all kind of used to it by now. jon: let me reach a floor beach that senator obama gave in 2006, ellen. he said leadership means that the buck stops here. instead washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. america has a debt and a failure of leadership, americans deserve better, i therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. that was what senator obama had to say. why does it not apply now that he's president? >> well, first of all, you know, i don't understand why it applies or not applies, that's what he address ned his press conference. what i do want to address is the mainstream media. a lot of people think it's a liberal by as and it may be liberal by as, i don't know, i'm a liberal so -- okay. what i do think it may be is media laziness. i have to fault the mainstream media for not putting side-by-side the president's comments with his votes. i think that american people, no matter who is president, whether it's president bush or pres
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